Welcome to the 2020 GromSearch Series
Searching the Planet for the Ultimate Groms
3 divisions. 4 age groups. 4 National Champions. Who will be crowned this season?

It's On! Stop #3 - East Coast Qualifier


New Smyrna Beach, FL | August 14-15


Live Scores / Heat Draw

Event Schedule


Relive the Hawaiian Qualifier!


An unexpected east-swell groomed by moderate trade winds graced the basin, providing the perfect setting for the second stop of the Rip Curl GromSearch season.




The Rip Curl GromSearch presented by Banzai Bowls is back for its 22nd season!

After a year filled with digital entries, virtual judging, wave pools and more – the nation’s top junior surfers are heading back to the ocean. This season, the United States will be split into three main divisions – West Coast, East Coast and Hawaii.

We’ll be kicking the season off on July 10th at the Huntington Beach Pier for our West Coast qualifier before heading over to Kewalos on July 24th for our Hawaiian qualifier. We’ll then find our final surfers at NSB Inlet in Florida for our East Coast region qualifiers.

The four finalists from each division; 16 & under boys, 16 & under girls, 14 & under boys, and 12 & under boys, will be invited to compete in the National Final – being held on the famed cobblestone shores of Churches in San Clemente, California on October 17th. The 16 & under boys and girls National Champions will then win an all-expense paid trip to compete in the GromSearch International Final* – held at an undisclosed location along The Search.

The 2021 GromSearch season would not be possible without the tremendous support of its sponsors; thank you Banzai Bowls, Flexfit, Sun Bum, FCS, Lost Surfboards, GoPro, Softech and Wahoos!


Next Stop:

East Coast Qualifier - New Smyrna Beach, FL

August 14- 15


Live Scores / Heat Draw

Event Schedule


Follow @ripcurl_usa to follow along with all the action leading up to and during the events!

The 2021 GromSearch season would not be possible without the tremendous support of its sponsors; thank you Banzai Bowls, Flexfit, Sun Bum, FCS, Lost Surfboards, GoPro, Softech and Wahoos!




What is GromSearch?

Currently in its 21st year running, the Rip Curl GromSearch series has been a great stepping stone for the recent champions of our sport.

Former International GromSearch competitors who are currently competing on the WSL Championship Tour include 2x World Champion Gabriel Medina, Owen Wright, Jordy Smith, Kolohe Andino, Filipe Toledo, Mason Ho, Stephanie Gilmore, Sally Fitzgibbons, 2x World Champion Tyler Wright, Malia Manuel, Laura Enever and Alana Blanchard... and that’s just to name a few!

The GromSearch series gives kids 16-and-under the opportunity to compete against the best surfers in the same age bracket from their country – and eventually, the world.

A global surf series, the winners of each regional National Final will be invited to compete in the GromSearch International Final, held in a different country each year.

This format not only provides these groms an insight into a life of competitive surfing but also gives them the invaluable experience of surfing and competing in different waves around the world.

All events feature priority, live scoring and four person heats.


 

2020 Rip Curl GromSearch Poster

2020 Rip Curl GromSearch Sponsors

 

Disclaimer: The 2021 Rip Curl GromSearch season details and contest dates are subject to adhering to everchanging local COVID regulations. 


2021 Season - Presented by Banzai Bowls
Qualifier Location Dates
West Coast Huntington Beach Pier, California July 10 - 11
Hawaii Kewalos, Oahu, Hawaii July 24 - 25
East Coast New Smyrna Beach Inlet, Florida August 14 - 15
National Final Churches, San Clemente, California October 17


 

2020 Rip Curl GromSearch Poster

2020 Rip Curl GromSearch Sponsors